Fives plays its part in the Scientifilles project to promote careers in science amongst female high school students

Fives is partnering the Scientifilles initiative set up three years ago by the Ecole des Mines de Douai with the aim of promoting science subjects to female students aged 15 and 16 in the Secondes and Première S grades of the Faidherbe high school in Lille. Running from March 8 (International Women's Day) to May 3, the project is built around three types of event:

a conference whose delegates will include women engineers and researchers with a passion for science, who will talk about their jobs and careers
visits to companies and laboratories to introduce this group of high school students to the kind of environment they could be working in after leaving school
Wednesday afternoon workshop sessions led by women engineers and designed to introduce students to the many worlds of science and the career opportunities they offer

As part of this program, two Project Engineers and one R&D Engineer from Fives FCB will lead three workshops on March 27, April 3 and April 10 to introduce students to the world of the cement plant.

The first workshop session will look at cement itself and how it is made: why is cement useful and which sectors of industry use it?

The second session will focus on the cement plant: what are the skills involved in building and operating a cement plant?

The third and final workshop will consider the role of Research and Development in a cement plant: what are the most important facilities and equipment installed in a cement plant and how can they be developed using R&D?

Its involvement in this initiative reflects the commitment of Fives to promoting engineering careers to young women and the Group's wider contribution to increasing the presence of women at every level of French society.